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Not Fake News: Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale Open Lifespan of a Fact

The new Broadway play at Studio 54 is directed by Leigh Silverman.

Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bobby Cannavale take their bow as The Lifespan of a Fact opens on Broadway.
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Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale celebrated their Broadway opening night in The Lifespan of a Fact on Thursday, October 18, at Studio 54. Leigh Silverman directs.

Based on the book of the same name by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, The Lifespan of a Fact is written by Jeremy Karekan, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, directed by Leigh Silverman, and is described as follows: "The determined young fact checker (Daniel Radcliffe) is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author (Bobby Cannavale). Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction is about to begin — with undeniably delicious consequences."

Guests at the opening night festivities included the show's real-life inspirations, writers Jim Fingal and John D'Agata, as well as Rose Byrne, Dana Delany, Jennifer Nettles, Billy Crudup, and more. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.

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The production features scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, and projection design by Lucy Mackinnon.

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